If you're in the market for a new Lexus, it'll have to come with four or five doors, unless you've got the $375,000 to shell out on the LFA or want to drop the entire roof with the IS Convertible. But that could all change with the arrival of the new GS line.

The new-for-2013 sedan – previewed by the LF-Gh concept in New York and recently spied undergoing testing at the Nürburgring – is expected to bow at Pebble Beach in just a few weeks. But while that vehicle, like the IS, ES and LS, is expected to be a proper four-door sedan, rumor has it that a coupe version could be in the works as well.

If it comes to fruition, the GS coupe could pick up where the smaller, discontinued SC left off and go up against the likes of the Audi A5, Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe and BMW 6 Series, but Inside Line advises it likely wouldn't arrive until the spring of 2013 at the earliest.

A convertible version could be in the cards as well, though Lexus would be just as likely to avoid stepping on the IS C's toes. Of course, this could all come to naught, or Lexus could opt to go an entirely different route for its next two-door model.


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      FeMan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Anybody else want a SC-F? CT-Fh? ES-F? Why don't we just F everything! (twss) :D :D
      icharlie
      • 3 Years Ago
      Isn't that what the SC300 and SC430 were? Well, before lexus let both models sit and rot for a decade... Still not sure why the SC430 cost $60k... Hopefully the next SC is priced more reasonably with a real rear seat
      Max
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is it just me, or does this thing look an awful lot like a Cylon? My god, this is how it starts...
      icharlie
      • 3 Years Ago
      But isn't that what the SC was supposed to be before it somehow jumped to a $60k starting point?
      Georg
      • 3 Years Ago
      Audi wants their front design back....
        Synthono
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Georg
        It's a shame that kids these days can't differentiate shapes. The Audi grille has a VERY distinct trapezoidal shape with rounded edges. It's instantly recognizable, and yes, has been ripped off by others, but not Lexus. This does not have a trapezoid, it's a completely different shape. While it is influenced by the current trend towards gigantic grilles, it is a distinct design, pinched just under the headlights in an attempt to give an aggressive look. It's also a look that has been toned down for use on the CT-200H, which takes the same pinched line but translating it into a look with a painted bumper separating the grilles. I find the design a bit awkward, personally, but it is different. In short, saying "Audi wants their front design back..." makes you appear unfamiliar with both Audi and Lexus design.
      natron3030
      • 3 Years Ago
      Horrible "predator mouth" front.
        matt_shift
        • 3 Years Ago
        @natron3030
        i tried explaining to my dad what this new GS looked like. Predator-mouth is the perfect analogy. I lol'd.
        Gubbins
        • 3 Years Ago
        @natron3030
        I see I'm not the only one who sees that in this atrocious front end. I guess the stylists at Toyota have run out of ideas to copy from other manufacturers. What a mess.
          Synthono
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Gubbins
          You know a company that builds predators? Crap, we're doomed!
        brandon
        • 3 Years Ago
        @natron3030
        looks a lot like this: http://www.caradvice.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/GTS_LightsSide.jpg
      • 3 Years Ago
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        matt_shift
        • 3 Years Ago
        lexus...sporty? the IS-F is a complete disappointment. the LFA is ugly and also underwhelming in terms of performance. for that kind of cash, enjoy your 3D-HDR-ricer gauges. good looks? pfft, what have you been smoking, because my kush isn't THAT good. Lex is the new oldman brand. even buick is offering a manual tranny now!
          Spellchecker
          • 3 Years Ago
          @matt_shift
          "The other Lexuses are some of the sportiest cars in their segments." Are you for real?
          • 3 Years Ago
          @matt_shift
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          Spellchecker
          • 3 Years Ago
          @matt_shift
          Lexus a "leading luxury brand"? I consider a "leading luxury brand" to be successful on a global scale, not just in one market like Lexus. Lexus was designed for North America and they sell well in North America. Truly global and leading luxury brands still come from Germany. And Lexus is "sporty"? Aside from the IS, IS-F and LF-A, what Lexus is 'sporty'? Look are subjective but there isn't a single Lexus out there that has ever looked good to me with the exception of the current LS.
      Peter T
      • 3 Years Ago
      GO LEXUS GO!!!!
        Peter T
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Peter T
        maybe they can mass produce something that can stand with the sporty Audi's and BMW's???
      Ak74
      • 3 Years Ago
      Alfa Romeo front end? Especially headlights.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ak74
        Uh what Alfa Romeos are you referring to? They've never had square headlights.
      AldenBiesen
      • 3 Years Ago
      Leave the design as is and I'll happily buy my first Lexus.
      Lance E. Jones
      • 3 Years Ago
      I actually like the fact that Lexus has come up with a design that evokes some sort of reaction. At least the concept can't be described as "banal" for once.
      brian
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's about time - Toyota has needed a proper Soarer/Lexus SC coupe to compete with the Nissan Skyline/Infiniti G as well as the BMW 3 Series coupe and Audi A5 for quite a while...
        William
        • 3 Years Ago
        @brian
        This being based off the GS, it wouldn't compete with any of those. There's already an IS coupe in this class.
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